New News(reels)

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 17th, 2015

New in the library’s eCollections are two newsreel databases.


60 Minutes: Streaming 60-minutes historical broadcasts from 1997-2014.


And, for a more international perspective:


World Newsreels Online: Streaming newsreels from the U.S., France and Japan from 1929-1966.



Image information: “World Newreels Online: Homepage.” Alexander Street Press. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

World Newsreels (4 countries) – Trial

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 3rd, 2015


Third form Hum. Student: “This NBC newsreel about Sputnik is from the U.S. Doesn’t the library have one from Russia that I could watch?”

Me: “uhhhhhhhhh”


And while not Russian, library vendor Alexander Street Press, did recently release a new collection of 1929-1966 historic newsreels. Which countries? U.S., a little Japan, some from France as well as some Dutch clips.

Want a look? Trial access (when on the SPS network) is available through Feb 20 here.


Comments?  Applications come to mind?  Should the library buy?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!


“Homepage.” World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966. Alexander Street Press. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.



Leaf Science

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 21st, 2014

autumn leaves photo

The library’s NBC streaming newsreel collection includes several videos featuring ‘leaf science’ including this video featuring The Chemistry of Changing Leaves.


“Chemistry of Changing Leaves.” Beth Nissen, correspondent. NBC Learn. NBCUniversal Media. 12 Oct. 2011. NBC Learn. Web. 20 Oct. 2014.


Happy Autumn!


Photo by randihausken

The first Earth Days: Newsreels

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 22nd, 2014

earth photo


The library purchases an NBC newsreel archive containing news past and present.


A search for Earth Day returns news footage from the first Earth Day (1970) as well as footage documenting more contemporary accounts.


Looking for a little more context?  Try an Earth Day search in the Gale Virtual Reference Library for more on the history of Earth Day from the lens of: pop culture, environmental sustainability, and/or political science & protests.



Photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Scientific Olympic

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 7th, 2014

The Library’s streaming NBC newsreel archive contains video footage past and present including a new collection discussing the Science of the Olympic Games.

This same source can be used to locate archival footage related to past Olympic Games.

Cheers for great games at Sochi!

Off the grounds?  Please first log in to in order to access any/all of the Library’s digital collections.



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